cryp·to·biotic | \"+\

Definition of cryptobiotic 

: living in concealment used of insects or other animals that live in secluded situations (as underground or in wood)

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First Known Use of cryptobiotic

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryptobiotic

crypt- + -biotic

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